Thursday, January 14, 2016

USADA: Tests in 2015 for Tennis

The final statistics of USADA testing of US athletes for 2015 are up. The numbers are down compared to 2014 because Wayne Odesnik wasn't banned (he accounted for 10 tests in 2014).

Here are the numbers for Q4 2015 (all tests are out of competition):
14 Athletes Selected
22 Total Tests

Athlete Name
Test Count

Michael C Bryan
2

Robert C Bryan
3

Jamie Hampton
1

John Isner
3

Steve Johnson
1

Bethanie Mattek-Sands
1

Sam Querrey
1

Alison Riske
1

Jack Sock
1

Sloane Stephens
1

CoCo Vandeweghe
1

Serena J Williams
2

Venus E Williams
3

Donald Young
1

Total for 2015:
18 Athletes Selected
56 Total Tests

Athlete Name
Test Count

Jean-Yves Aubone
1

Michael C Bryan
4

Robert C Bryan
7

Lauren Davis
1

Jamie Hampton
4

John Isner
7

Steve Johnson
2

Madison Keys
2

Bethanie Mattek-Sands
2

Christina M McHale
1

Sam Querrey
1

Alison Riske
1

Jack Sock
3

Sloane Stephens
2

CoCo Vandeweghe
1

Serena J Williams
7

Venus E Williams
8

Donald Young
2

Total for 2014:
12 Athletes Selected
76 Total Tests

Athlete Name
Test Count

Michael C Bryan
5

Robert C Bryan
10

Jamie Hampton
4

John Isner
8

Madison Keys
3

Bethanie Mattek-Sands
3

Christina M McHale
3

Wayne Odesnik
10

Sam Querrey
4

Sloane Stephens
6

Serena J Williams
10

Venus E Williams
10

16 comments:

  1. The Isner-Riley connection seems to be consistent with USADA intent to catch him.

    By the way, wanna see a low-ranked doper? https://youtu.be/zazuqg4Srug

    Hint: It's not Tomic.

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    1. Impossible! With such a clean coach he has ;)
      Now seriously, it had already surprised me quite a lot when he beat Murray last year

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  2. Federer carefully measures his words about doping in Tennis

    "It's important to keep the game clean. I think tennis has a pretty good image to be quite honest and I think we should make sure that remains the case. That's why we're in favour for more [testing], but I know you need a lot of money for that, to chase down all the guys all around the world, it's not an easy thing to do.It was very loose back in the day [and] today it's much more tight, which is good to see."

    Saying tennis has a pretty good image is not the same as saying tennis is clean.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-16/tennis-must-protect-clean-image-roger-federer/7093162

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    1. Rogere Federer said something pretty different just two months ago:

      "I'm always surprised when I walk off court after a final and I'm like 'where is anti-doping?'"...

      http://www.espn.co.uk/tennis/story/_/id/14119838/andy-murray-rafa-nadal-roger-federer-line-demand-transparency-drug-testing

      He can't change his mind in just two months!!

      Hence, he is just acting the usual part ( we are only clean, we are the best, bla, bla,... all that boring and fake stuff!! ) like any other top player because there are so much money at stake from the sponsors that he can't play the truth seeker....!!

      Best regards.

      Fabrice

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    2. Federer has made more money than he or his offspring could ever spend in their lifetimes. That is not the reason he is not pushing harder, unless he's simply incredibly greedy.

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    3. Actually, Roger Federer in 2015 earns something about $55 Millions between prize money and sponsors ( basically the largest part comes from sponsors),hence, here is the consequent question:

      do you think by chance that all those money he earned in 2015 are nothing special for him?

      If you do, you are a naive person to say the least!!

      Best regards

      Fabrice

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  3. 'MELBOURNE -- Despite withdrawing from the Hopman Cup with inflammation in her left knee two week ago, Serena Williams says she's feeling fine heading into the Australian Open.

    "I'm at 120, 130 percent right now," she said to the media Saturday afternoon in Melbourne. "You know, this week, and the weeks leading up, has been a lot of work. I actually wanted to have an easy day today. But to me, in my mind, 'easy' is just two hours of really intense working out."'

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  5. The ITFs anti-doping testing company, IDTM, launches internal inquiry into allegations that it's doping control officer notified a Russian athlete in advance of a test, and failed to follow WADA rules re: observing the sample being produced.

    "IDTM, the anti-doping agency testing firm employed by FINA, has launched an inquiry into allegations that its officers notified a Russian athlete that they were on the ay to conduct testing and then failed to observe the provision of the sample, as required under rules of the World Anti-Doping Agency. The violation was said to have taken place in athletics."

    http://www.swimvortex.com/fina-agent-idtm-investigates-tv-claims-of-testers-on-the-way-warning-in-russia/

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  6. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/35319202

    Match-fixing not doping, but still indicative of the level of trust you should have in the tennis authorities.

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    1. Sixteen Top-50 players have been flagged to the TIU, and 8 players at the Australian Open are on that list of suspected match-fixers. Also, Andy Murray tweeted the Buzzfeed article on this, so it'll get some major airtime:

      http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/jan/18/eight-players-australian-open-draw-suspected-match-fixing

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    2. I posted this in the previous thread.... Might seem like old news (since it refers to betting irregularities from years back), but it might indicate a change in news outlets willingness to grasp the nettle.


      "Secret files exposing evidence of widespread suspected match fixing at the top level of world tennis, including at Wimbledon, can be revealed by the BBC and BuzzFeed News.
      Over the last decade 16 players who have ranked in the top 50 have been repeatedly flagged to the tennis integrity unit over suspicions they have thrown matches.
      All of the players, including winners of Grand Slam titles, were allowed to continue competing.
      The Tennis Integrity Unit - set up to police the sport - said it had a zero-tolerance approach to betting-related corruption.
      The cache of documents passed to the BBC and Buzzfeed News include the findings of an investigation set up in 2007 by the organising body, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
      Hear the whole story on File on 4, Tuesday 20:00 GMT, BBC Radio 4"

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    3. Yes, and in addition I think it is a very good and auspicious sign that somebody starts taking seriously his job of investigative journalism :)
      Hope that somebody sometime will do a similar thing with doping!

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    4. And we can look at it this way, too: doping is a form of match-fixing, no two ways about it...

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  7. Ugh - just ugh!!!:

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/35340949

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